Princess and Pirate Night at the Akron Zoo

AKRON, Ohio – On Saturday, July 28, the Akron Zoo will host Princess and Pirate Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Children can come dressed in their best princess gown or pirate garb and go on an adventure throughout the zoo and look for treasure. Afterwards, visitors can choose to stay the night at Snooze at the Zoo for an extended adventure.  

To go along with the theme of princesses and pirates, the zoo will highlight frogs and parrots. Conrad Conservation, the zoo’s mascot, will be there to take pictures with all the princesses and pirates. There will also be a special live animal show.

Throughout the evening, the princesses and pirates can enjoy face painting, a costume contest, bouncy houses and crafts. The optional Snooze at the Zoo that takes place afterwards includes a night hike, behind-the-scenes tour, animal feeding, crafts, an animal program and more.

Tickets for Princess and Pirate Night for Akron Zoo members are $7 for adults and $9 for children. For non-members, tickets are $12 for adults and $14 for children. To participate in the program and the overnight snooze, tickets are $36 for adults and $32 for children for Akron Zoo members. Tickets for non-members are $50 for adults and $48 for children.

Registration is required for the overnight snooze and guests can register by calling 330-375-2550 or by visiting  

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for senior citizens, $7 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $2.00. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation Zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the Zoo strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest centered animal experience that is energized by innovation and fun. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

Submitted by:

David Barnhardt
Akron Zoo
Director of Marketing & Guest Services
Ph – (330) 375-2550 ext. 7238


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